“Pokémon Go : A thing to worry about ! “

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Pokémon Go is the most popular virtual reality gaming application according to the latest reports by Google Inc.

So much popular that it is now mostly used on all the android devices in the US and UK and can even surpass Twitter in the number of daily active users.

It is augmented in a way that makes every user go crazy about it and make them spend hours together playing it.


The game uses your smartphone’s camera, GPS, and position sensors to tell the game what to display and where, creating the illusion that cute little cartoon “pocket monsters” are standing in your living room, on the sidewalk outside, or in the park nearby.

You grab free Pokéballs (to catch the critters, naturally) at local sites of historical interest. And businesses can purchase Pokémon “lures” as advertising to draw imaginary monsters and real fans to their physical location.

But with every pro, there follows a con! And the bane in this augmented reality gaming app is users privacy control.

Recently news surfaced that the game required full access to your Google account when you sign in.  Full access allows the app — and the company — to “see and modify nearly all information in your Google Account,” according to Google’s “My Account Privacy Control “.

Though it doesn’t have access to passwords or payment information, but it can read your emails, see what you have been searching for, and more.

The company Niantic, cleared the allegations stating that accessing the user private information was a mistake and will clarify the bug in the future updates.

Now the question arises, “Is it safe playing our all-time favorite 

Pokémon Go by risking our private concerns? “

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